Scientific Linux Security Update : nss-util on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89824
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, could cause it to crash, or execute arbitrary code, using the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library.
For the update to take effect, all applications linked to the nss and nss- util library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.
SolutionUpdate the affected nss-util, nss-util-debuginfo and / or nss-util-devel packages.